Average 4.75 based on 64 teacher ratings
William Brown is an English teacher at Mira Costa High School located in Manhattan Beach, California and part of Manhattan Beach Unified School District. William Brown's 64 teacher ratings contributes to Mira Costa High School's ranking of 1,189 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Mira Costa High School is 3.96 stars.
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Mr. Brown is literally the BEST TEACHER EVER! He has so much respect for his students, and the students respect him in return. His class helped me grow as a person and he makes you look at the world in a different way. You're SO LUCKY if he's your teacher!

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He made a lot of people go out of their comfort zone and sing in front of the class a couple of times. A lot of oral presentations. If you have a fear of public speaking, this class will be difficult for you.

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I do agree that Brown is helpful and compassionate but as a teacher for an English class he really doesn't teach. We did little reading and writing all year. I don't think he corrected me on any of my writing assignments all year. He is an easy teacher and will not fail anyone unless they blatantly didn't care, but as a teacher preparing students for college life he doesn't do a very good job. If you hate public speaking do not take this class, almost every assignment is an oral presentation.

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PROBABLY THE MOST MORAL COMPASSIONATE AND BEST BEST BEST TEACHER IVE EVER HAD. Seems like in this day and age especailly at my high school, no teacher has ever encouraged us to actually be good people. To be compassionate, giving, generous. To think of others not just ourselves. Mr. Brown is different. He is unique and I will really miss him when I graduate.

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Mr. Brown is the best teacher I have ever had. He doesn't just teach you about English, he teaches you about life. There were kids in my class who would ditch every period of the day except for his class. He was the type of teacher who respects his students and that makes you want to give respect back. Every Monday he would give us a weekly letter that he had written, having to do with what we learned. Those letters have given me more knowledge about what to do than any class at Costa.

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By far my favorite teacher in high school. I love you Mr. Brown!!!

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Mr. Brown is one of the best teachers I've ever had. If you are able to be in his class your one of the lucky ones.

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Best Teacher I have ever had. Puts you through situations you might not be comfortable in, but it teaches discipline and integrity in yourself. Love him!

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Best Teacher Ever. Truly changes your character and how you see the world as a whole. Probably the only teacher at the school who really makes you a better person, not just a rote, robotic memorizing grade obsessive, and college seeing machine.

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C/O 2001 Mr. Brown great teacher. Love the daily quotes. He is very kind and well mannered person. Do not mess with him. Missed dearly, Isis.

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Absolutely amazing teacher!

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Awesome teacher. I will never forget him. He is challenging but will help shape you into a respectable person. Come back from China Mr. B!

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Mr. Brown was the best teacher I had at Mira Costa. He really loves what teaching and makes the class really special. He makes us sing twice in the year in front of the class, but by the time the day comes, he finds a way to make the class really bond and become close so its not really embarassing. I will miss Mr. Brown when I'm in college.

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Best english teacher ever! He really respects his students. Everyone loves him. He does a really good job of making you really understand the books you're reading, very deep. He actually make me like Paradise Lost. The work he assigns is kind of hard, but he's a pretty easy grader. English is my least favorite subject, but I actually like mr. brown.

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Absolutely brilliant teacher - my favorite overall in my academic career. He is insightful, respectful of his students, and teaches a great class.

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i like him alot. he is very respectful of students, and all that.definate two thumbs up

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Mr. Brown was and has been my favorite teacher at Mira Costa High school.

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He truly respects his students, and is sincere and never appears rushed or troubled. His class is the only one I look forward to each day.

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I love Mr. Brown. He's a big teddy bear on the outside and a green heart on the inside... Wait.. O.o WOOT! Song Presentations are most enjoyable (especially if humorous)

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If destiny had a heart, all students will have a teacher like this. We love you Mr. Brown!

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if you get mr brown you shold fall on your knees and thank your lucky stars bc this is the best thing that will ever happen to you in your entire costa career...trust me

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One of the greatest teachers I've had. Is really nice to his students and has a real passion for literature and teaching kids to see deeper meanings.

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by far my favorite teacher i've ever had, teachers should learn from him, brown you're my hero and i love the army :)

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Has a great unique approach to teaching: it's more like he's <i>learining</i> with the class instead of teaching it.

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from a former alumnus class of '02, he is one of the best i thank him for inspring me to be come a teacher

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If everyone in the world were a Mr. Brown, we'd be living in a utopia.

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About the most selfless and an EXCELLENT teacher who assigns only useful assignments. It's impossible to get lower than a mid-C unless you are a complete flake.

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Three words: The best teacher ever. Wait, that's four words. Oh well.

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Mr. Brown is the worst teacher in the world. You are going to hate him. (Everything mentioned above is 180° from the truth.)

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if there were a key on my keyboard with and icon of a thumb pointing up, i'd type it here: ___

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If there were a key on my keyboard that had a thumb pointing up, i would type it.

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mr. brown is my hero

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Mr. Brown is the coolest of the cool. seriously.

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such a good man with a good heart... and a good teacher! you'll learn a lot of life lessons in his class and will continue to be affected by him forever....

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He is NOT short fused. Does assign a lot of work, but grades easily and has reason to assign so much. Best teacher to ever roam the halls of Mira Costa

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Short fuse and assigns way too much useless busy work.

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Mr. Brown is my fave teacher! Really great guy and knows exactly how ta teach a class and keep them interested at the same time, wise beyond his years!!

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Nice guy, and kinda inspirational. Doesnt really help you on essays. Just dont lose his trust, or you're screwed.

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Zen Buddhist in a wise mind. Great man. But remember: Tom Clancy is the BEST writer of all time! Just kidding.

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1 of few to go beyond his subject in lectures. Set apart by concern that students search within themselves not just the textbook for knowledge.

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2 words: THE BEST

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Mr. Brown is the best!

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One of the most inspiring individuals I have met, a good man.

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Simply the best teacher i have ever had.

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I LOVE MR.BROWN!

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Greatest teacher ever, except perhaps Mr Barkelew

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I hate English and every teacher I have had. It is an okay class, so this probably means really good to the rest of the world.

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best teacher ever. no other teacher can compare.

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shes cool, just a little slow if ya catch my drift.

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Mr. Brown let me stay in his classroom when my mom drove away with my backpack; he gave me coffee and let me listen to music. He's the best.

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BEST TEACHER EVER!!!

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Great guy. Top reccomendation.

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if mr.brown likes you, you are practically guaranteed an a.

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Mr. Brown, words cannot explain what an unbelievable person you are. You bring happiness to each and every individual that enters your classroom, and you give my life new meaning. I still want you to go on a date with my mother!hahhaaha Thats all Folks.

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I had his class last year, and I really miss it! Mr. Brown treats his students as individuals, and he is so friendly. He is really thought-provoking, and I learned a lot.

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He got me to sing twice in class! Great guy, I could not imagine having a MCHS without him. The school would literally collapse and implode if he was not teaching there anymore. THANK YOU MR. BROWN!
-Pj

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Mr Brown is by far my favorite teacher of all time. He is such an interesting, awesome guy, and is so incredibly caring and nice. This man is unbelievable - I wish everyone could be his student

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Mr. Brown is very nice and caring, he will teach u a lot about English and life. :)

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HE IS THE BEST!!!

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The best teacher I've ever had

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best teacher ever.

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BEST BEST EVER. This guy changed my life. My favorite teacher of all time.

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If there was 1 teacher who influenced in in hs, it was Mr. Brown. Awesome guy

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